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SMS / Short Message Service stories - Page 2

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Australian professionals high target for cyber crims, new study shows
Thu, 30th Jan 2020
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ransomware
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Aussie Infosec pros report highest phishing-led ransomware rates, underpinning urgent need for cyber education.
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How SMS became the trusted mode of customer communications
Thu, 31st Oct 2019
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endpoint protection
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it in healthcare
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edr
About 90 percent of text messages are read within three minutes of receipt and we’re seven times more likely to respond to a text than an email.
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Soprano Design to launch new digital and social channels
Wed, 9th Oct 2019
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messaging
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soprano design
Soprano Design launches Soprano Connect, melding enterprise with social messaging, as CPaaS demand soars.
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Extreme phishing: The rise of SMS scams & SMiShing around the globe
Wed, 18th Jul 2018
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email security
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phishing
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cybersecurity
Like phishing, SMiShing are scams that encourage users to urgently click on a link or respond directly with their personal and sensitive details.
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Surging demand among businesses for more interactive enterprise messaging
Tue, 25th Jul 2017
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contact centre
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martech
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chatbots
Ovum’s survey explored the rapidly-evolving business-to-consumer communications market with some interesting findings.
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Technology can help schools communicate in an emergency
Thu, 1st Jun 2017
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sms
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whispir
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mobile apps
Technology can help educators meet standard operating procedures swiftly and effectively, cutting down response times.
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New Student Management System helps NMIT serve students
Thu, 18th May 2017
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edutech
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sms
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higher education
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) has implemented a new digital student management system to better serve their students.
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Fake myGov email & SMS scam asks for pics of passports, driver licences
Tue, 18th Apr 2017
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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
Security watchdog Stay Safe Online has issued a critical alert to Australians, warning them of a fake email and SMS scam purporting to be from myGov.
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To speed up crisis response - just get texting, says Soprano
Tue, 4th Apr 2017
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cloud services
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Australian software design firm, Soprano Design, has added its crisis management tool, RapidAlert, to the Mobile Enterprise Messaging Suite (MEMS).
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Proofpoint discovers SMS phishing app targeting Chinese language users
Wed, 22nd Mar 2017
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phishing
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email security
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sms
A mobile malware masquerading as a point-of-sale management app is targeting users in China & Mandarin-speaking regions, Proofpoint recently reported.
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Mission complete: CLX Communications fully aquires Mblox
Thu, 14th Jul 2016
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m&a
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clx communications
CLX communications acquired Mblox in May of this year, but it was only two days ago that it gained access to 100% of the shares it has in the company.
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New SMS channel launched by Zendesk
Fri, 13th May 2016
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contact centre
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telecommunications
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forrester research
A new offering allows businesses to connect via SMS to effectively communicate with increasingly mobile customers.
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Sophisticated SMS cyber attack targets Australian banking customers
Fri, 12th Feb 2016
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phishing
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endpoint protection
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email security
A persistent and sophisticated SMS phishing campaign is currently targeting mobile banking customers in both Australia and New Zealand.
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Mobile and online messaging traffic skyrockets
Wed, 8th Jul 2015
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facebook
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snap
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telecommunications
Mobile and online messaging traffic will reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019. This is up from 94.2 trillion this year and equals 438bn daily.
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Android App Review: EndlessJabber SMS
Mon, 29th Sep 2014
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smartphones
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gaming
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reviews
EndlessJabber redefines texting: Now send SMS from your PC using your Android number. Will its charm outshine its mobility limits?.
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Why connectivity is no longer enough for growth seeking telcos…
Tue, 19th Aug 2014
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internet
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idc
Australia's mobile services market experienced plateauing revenue and subscribers in 2013, according to a new IDC report.
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PaCT sent packing by teachers
Wed, 19th Jun 2013
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edutech
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ministry of education
A computerised national standards assessment tool, which is expected to be compulsory for every primary school student in 2015, has been given a red light by leading teaching associations.
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LinkedIn locks in online security
Mon, 10th Jun 2013
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cloud services
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hackers
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sms
Professional social networking site adds two-factor authentication - designed to avoid past security breaches.
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Smartphone msg app to lose operators $54bn by 2016
Fri, 4th Jan 2013
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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SMS revenues to take a hit within three years due to the increasing popularity of social messaging services on smartphones.
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I said what?
Fri, 1st Jul 2011
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cloud services
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websites
Discover the hilarious world of our texting mishaps with Textsfromlastnight.com, showcasing the smart, silly, and absurd messages we share.
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XT on the blink again
Mon, 22nd Feb 2010
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sms
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taupo
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alcatel-lucent
Telecom says customers on its XT network, from Taupo southwards, began experiencing significant interruption to voice services at around 4pm today.
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Telecom probes Laws' TXT abuse claim
Wed, 17th Feb 2010
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cloud services
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contact centre
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hyperscale
[UPDATED] Telecom<br />has launched an internal investigation into whether a contact centre agent sent<br />an abusive SMS text to a Wanganui resident.
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Connecting New Zealand with the rest of the world
Sat, 1st Nov 2008
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smartphones
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video
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technology gifts
Multimedia messaging services (MMS) has not had an easy start in New Zealand, nor indeed the rest of the world.